Kenes Rakishev offers a new Sirin product – the V3 phone. A successor of Finney is developed on top of Samsung Knox. The plans of Sirin are not limited by smartphones.
Kenes Rakishev presented the new Sirin V3 – a continuation of the Sirin smartphones lines. But the company behind it, Sirin Labs, is aiming to conquer a fair share of another market. It is the cybersecurity market. Effective solutions are in high demand and Kenes Rakishev supposes he has one or two in his pockets.
The creator of the world’s first high security smartphone, Sirin Labs, will focus on projects in the field of cybersecurity. To fulfil the goal, Sirin Cyber has been created on the basis of Sirin Labs, which will fully focus on cybersecurity issues for government agencies and corporations. The company will develop software and hardware solutions, invest in other startups and work with the developers.
Kenes Rakishev’s partners in the new combined company are Sirin Labs co-founder and Singulariteam venture partner Moshe Hogeg, as well as retired Israeli Police Commissioner David Cohen and retired Major General Roni Ritman, who commanded the Lahav 433 unit.
“We are pleased to have new partners in the Sirin Cyber team and look forward to their experience,” said Kenes Rakishev, Managing Partner of the company.
Cohen retired in May 2011. In 2012-2015, he was Chairman of Cohen Development Gas & Oil, an energy company.
Ritman served in senior positions in the Israeli police for 31 years and retired from the police in May 2018 as head of the Lahav 433 unit, responsible for combating national and international crime, corruption and organized crime in Israel.
The new company, Sirin Cyber, will become a platform for projects, enterprises and investments in the field of cybersecurity, as well as provide services and software solutions for clients from the public and private sectors in Israel and abroad.
Commenting on the creation of Sirin Cyber, Kenes Rakishev, Managing Partner of Sirin Labs, said:
We have set a goal to use the capabilities and know-how that we have developed and acquired over the years in the information security sector, together with the extensive experience of our partners in the Israeli law enforcement system, to take Sirin Labs a step forward, develop new technologies and become a leading player in the field of cybersecurity.
Earlier, Sirin Cyber’s predecessor, Sirin Labs, released the world’s first blockchain smartphone, Finney, in late 2018. It is succeeded by Sirin V3. The blockchain company Sirin Labs was founded by Moshe Hogeg and Kenes Rakishev in 2013. The company raised $255 million in its first five years through two funding rounds in late 2017.
Kenes Rakishev is investing in a range of high-tech ventures around the world. He is one of the earliest investors in StoreDot – an Israeli startup dedicated to the fast charging batteries. Kenes Rakishev, a Forbes listed venture capitalist, is interested in automotive and robotics solutions. Rakishev operates an environmentally responsible cobalt and nickel mining projects and multiple fintech companies in Kazakhstan and abroad.
About Kenes Rakishev
Kenes (also spelled Kenges) Rakishev is well known entrepreneur and venture capitalist from Kazakhstan. He is investing in heavy industry, high tech startups and fintech companies around the World.